Starting this Fall 2010, Christie's Education New York will introduce an art business course intended for people from both inside and outside the art business, providing an understanding of all aspects of the industry.
Comprised of 5 modules, each one conceived to complement one another and with no educational prerequisites, the course will prepare students for the many aspects of the art world, with particular focus in the global art market and its context, giving the insight needed to create the art world of tomorow.
Although students can enroll in individual modules, those who complete all 5 modules will receive a Certificate.
With each module made up of 5 evening sessions running weekly on Wednesdays and the first one starting on September 15, 2010, the Christie's Art Business Course (New York) will cover the following areas:
Art and Law wich will include art market regulations, tax law, artist's rights, contracts between artists and galleries, trademark acts, fair use, issues related to art crime as well as other subjects.
Art Market, focusing among other aspects the complex mechanisms that translate art into a valued and unique commodity. Who are the key players, external influences and why people collect art, including aesthetics, social status or as an investment.
Art and Valuation which will offer an overview of the concept of value in the art market, why it's one of the least understood and the different factors, such as aesthetic, social, historical and economical that play an important role in the final valuation.
This module will also cover the various types of appraisals, including their ethical and legal aspects, issues of provenance and research methods used by appraisers to determine value.
The Auction House module will introduce students to the history of Christie's and will offer an in-depth look into its various departments.
Students will learn how an auction and catalogue are put together, securing lots and other information concerning an auction sale.
A pseudo auction will allow students to participate as bidders, learn the primary role of the auctioneer in the hammer price and understand terminology, pricing and conflicts of interest.
The Art World Today module will bring out the different roles that galleries, museums, auction houses, art fairs and art consultants play in the art world, as well as their interconnectivity.
Students will also be given the opportunity to learn about public relations, museum relations, gallery operations and how they identify an emerging artist of quality, etc.
A panel discussion with distinguished art fair directors will examine the history and future of the art fair, including the importance of its geographic location and the aspects surrounding its production.
The Christie's Art Business Course has a registration fee of $35, with each module costing $3000, and the full Certificate Program totalizing $15000.
There are no educational prerequisites for this course.
Christie's will provide an Information Session on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 (Galleries 2 and 4)
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org